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Denomination: 'SCY'
Botanical Name: Glandularia ×hybrida
Applicant/Holder: Syngenta Crop Protection AG
Schwarzwaldallee 215
Breeder: Henricus G.W. Stemkens, Syngenta Seeds B.V., Enkhuizen, Netherlands
Agent in Canada: BioFlora Inc.
38723 Fingal Line
R.R. #1
St. Thomas, Ontario
N5P 3S5
Tel: 519-317-7511
Application Date: 2007-11-19
Application Number: 08-6461
Grant of Rights Date: 2010-06-01
Certificate Number: 3854
Date rights surrendered: 2014-06-01

Variety Description

Varieties used for comparison: 'Sunmaribisu' (Temari Red with White Eye) and 'Balazcherd' (Aztec Cherry Red)

Summary: The plants of 'SCY' are narrower than those of both reference varieties. 'SCY' has leaves with lobed divisions and crenate margin incisions while both reference varieties have leaves with no divisions and dentate margin incisions. The corolla of 'SCY' is smaller than that of both reference varieties. 'SCY' has strong undulation of the corolla lobe margin while 'Balazcherd' has weak to medium undulation of the margin.


PLANT: upright to semi-upright growth habit
STEM: dense pubescence, medium green, anthocyanin ranging from medium to strong

LEAF BLADE: ovate, cuneate base, lobed divisions present, crenate margin incisions, medium green on upper side, no anthocyanin colouration on upper side

INFLORESCENCE: broad ovate in profile
CALYX: no anthocyanin colouration
COROLLA: one coloured on upper side, even colour pattern, red (RHS 45B) on upper side, apex fading to red to dark pink red (RHS 46C-D) with age on upper side, dark pink red (RHS 53D) on lower side, weakly fading colour with age
COROLLA LOBES: touching, incurved along longitudinal axis, strong undulation of margin
COROLLA TUBE: white tip of protruding hairs
COROLLA EYE: medium to large, whitish green

Origin & Breeding History: 'SCY' originated from a controlled cross pollination of the female parent C0811-2 with pollen from the male parent D1473-2. The new variety was bred and developed by the breeder H. Stemkens, in August 2002, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands. A single seedling was selected in May 2003 based on flowering time, branching characteristics, sterility, flower size, heat tolerance and mildew tolerance. Asexual reproduction by cuttings of the variety was first conducted in September 2003, in Enkhuizen, The Netherlands.

Tests & Trials: Trials for 'SCY' were conducted in a polyhouse during the spring of 2009, in St. Thomas, Ontario. The trial included a total of 15 plants each of the candidate and reference varieties. All plants were grown from rooted cuttings transplanted into 11 cm pots on May 6, 2009. Observations and measurements were taken from 10 plants of each variety on June 2, 2009. All colour determinations were made using the 2001 Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Colour Chart.

Comparison tables for 'SCY' with reference varieties 'Sunmaribisu' and 'Balazcherd'

Plant width (cm)

  'SCY' 'Sunmaribisu' 'Balazcherd'
mean 19.6 31.2 31.4
std. deviation 2.90 2.17 2.11

Corolla diameter (cm)

  'SCY' 'Sunmaribisu' 'Balazcherd'
mean 20.6 24.6 24.8
std. deviation 0.70 0.97 2.25

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Verbena: 'SCY' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunmaribisu' (center) and 'Balazcherd' (right)

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Verbena: 'SCY' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunmaribisu' (center) and 'Balazcherd' (right)

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Verbena: 'SCY' (left) with reference varieties 'Sunmaribisu' (center) and 'Balazcherd' (right)

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